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photoblog image Statfold Barn Railway 7/8

Statfold Barn Railway 7/8

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

On 19th.September we joined with two friends and enjoyed a day out at the Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth in Staffordshire.  It is an entirely private railway, built on a farm, and they hold 3 Enthusiasts Days each year when their own, and guest locomotives, run a steady number of trains over the three mile circular route across the fields.  This series runs until Christmas Eve and you can find more details about the railway at http://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk/

Another shot taken at the stabling point.  The front loco is quite famous and its history can be found at http://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk/locomotives_TRANGKIL.php  .  The loco behind is the Peckett 0-6-0T Hudddesfield.  This is the 1944 built Harrogate Gas Works 0-6-0ST No 2050. Purchased from the Bredgar and Wormshill Railway in Kent it is in regular service on the railway.

Statfold Barn Railway 7/8

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

On 19th.September we joined with two friends and enjoyed a day out at the Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth in Staffordshire.  It is an entirely private railway, built on a farm, and they hold 3 Enthusiasts Days each year when their own, and guest locomotives, run a steady number of trains over the three mile circular route across the fields.  This series runs until Christmas Eve and you can find more details about the railway at http://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk/

Another shot taken at the stabling point.  The front loco is quite famous and its history can be found at http://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk/locomotives_TRANGKIL.php  .  The loco behind is the Peckett 0-6-0T Hudddesfield.  This is the 1944 built Harrogate Gas Works 0-6-0ST No 2050. Purchased from the Bredgar and Wormshill Railway in Kent it is in regular service on the railway.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Mar 2010, 01:09
Colourful and attractive little locos, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 25 Mar 2010, 06:40
Spectacular paint job
Brian Walbey: And very well looked after as well Tony.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Mar 2010, 07:24
It looks so CLEAN, Brian. Clearly someone takes great pride in this famous little loco!
Brian Walbey: All of the locos there were really well turned out Ginnie.
I remember this. Sounded a great day out.
Brian Walbey: It was a good day Bill, Les is going there at the June open day, we have still to decide whether to go or not, it is only about 30 miuntes from us.
More great little engines Brian, looking forward to seeing them in June.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, we have still to decide whether to go in June or not.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Mar 2010, 08:12
Don't they look clean & well loved Brian: looks like brunswick green to me too!
Brian Walbey: It might well be Brunswick Chris, they are certainly well turned out. It is a shame Stafold is quite a long journey for you, I am sure you would enjoy a trip there, Les is going to the June open day, we have still to decide.
A lot of tender loving care has gone into the restoration, preservation and maintenance of these. It shows with every reflection and shine.
Brian Walbey: They are well looked after Sheila and they go well also.
  • Conrad
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Mar 2010, 09:08
The Bredgar and Wormshill Railway is about 2 miles fro my home Brian,I hope to get there some time this year,it is open on the 1st sunday of the month.
I bet the locos did'nt look like this in thier working days.
Brian Walbey: I've just Googled the Bredgar Conrad, it is the same gauge as Statfold in the main and looks a great place to go. They really do look after the locos these days.
The paint job is fabulous Brian. Wonderful capture!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Mar 2010, 13:47
Very well polished machines. Well seen smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Savo.
They really are good to look at smile
Brian Walbey: And very well looked after Linda, thanks for your comment.
Beautifully maintained machines, Brian.
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Tom.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Mar 2010, 17:44
What superbly maintained locos, Brian. The work that must go into those. I've had some time today photographing the West Somerset Railway; nowhere near the appeal of these!
Brian Walbey: They are well looked after Alan, what a shame you missed the gala last weekend at the WSR.
Very well pictured Brian.Smart looking engines.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron.
another great capture but this time 2 locos
Brian Walbey: Thanks Derek.
Wow...they're so well maintained.
Brian Walbey: Very well looked after David and they went very well also.
It's Thomas, or one of his friends. In superb condition
Great photo!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob, there really was a good selection of locos there that day.

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